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Medscape Now! Special Edition Hot Topics July 2023

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  1. Which of the following is an implication of the Dobbs ruling around abortion in the United States?
    Patients feel more confident asking doctors for medical treatment relating to abortion
    OB/GYNs feel concern about their legal risk when making decisions around abortion needs
    Patients have better access to abortion and miscarriage treatment
    OB/GYNs are now able to perform abortion with fewer restrictions
  2. You are part of the interprofessional team managing a 37-year-old male patient. He continues to exhibit rude and disrespectful behavior to you and other clinicians at the clinic despite having had discussions with him and the team. His behavior is now outside the written patient policies agreed to when he became a patient of the clinic. You decide it is appropriate to terminate the patient from your practice.
    Which of the following is a key step you might take to ensure termination of the patient–provider relationship is done legally and ethically?
    Ban the patient from calling or entering the practice
    Allow sufficient notice for the patient to find alternative care and provide treatment during that period
    Phone the patient to let them know they cannot attend future appointments
    Write a letter confirming that their registration at your practice is terminated effective immediately